Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")
Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:
• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;
• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;
• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;
• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;
• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;
• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;
• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Location: High Schools Across the United States
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Nazaria received a loan from Gina to improve and extend her workshop by buying sewing machines so she can have better products to sell and so generate a better income for her family.
Givewatts Tanzania received a loan from Menahem and Tania to buy life-saving cook stoves to sell to their customers.
Nobigabel received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase machines for the bakery and to produce more.
Bushra received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy new tires and to also repair an auto rickshaw for her husband's transportation services.
Mchicha Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy supportive working equipment for her beauty salon such as hair dryers and increase the sacks of charcoal for her store.Only 3 days left!$300 to go
Las Rosas Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy meat, corn, vegetables, Jamaica (Hibiscus punch), sugar, gas and footwear.
Miraflores Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy a wooden work table, a wood cutting machine, nails, and other necessary items.
Pathani's Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy a buffalo for her diary farm business.
Agusta received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to pay her health care debts so that she can return to her normal activities.
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